Church of the Advocate

Asheville, NC

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COA Featured in Asheville Citizen-Times!

An article about our ministry was featured in the Asheville Citizen-Times on December 20, 2014! Thank you, Carole Currie, for such a great piece. Click HERE to read the article. Please share with your friends!  

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Fall/Christmas News from COA!

Christmas Party 2014 Flyer Click on the link above to view our fall news, as well as information about our annual Christmas Party! Help with gift purchasing and bagging, if you can. We have separated the gift giving day from the Christmas service and meal this year.

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Summer Newsletter

Summer COA Newsletter Click on the link above to read Church of the Advocate’s Summer Newsletter! Look for details about our upcoming Carrabba’s fundraiser as well as updates on our Streetwafel and Redo.Asheville projects and our partnership with Asheville Youth Mission.

At a recent Lenten retreat the Presiding Bishop asked to purchase some of the new Streetwafels being made by Advocate members. Father Ham gratefully received her support and dollars!
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Order Our Delicious StreetWafels!

The goal of the StreetWafel project is to provide quality employment opportunities to people who are experiencing barriers to employment, due to age, poor education, housing issues, lack of transportation, etc.. The project is supported by the Church of the Advocate (COTA), a vital ministry to unhoused and otherwise marginalized people in Asheville. In turn,…

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Join Us For Our Weekly Services!

Come visit us this summer and worship with our beautifully diverse church family! We have services every Sunday afternoon at 1:30 in the Trinity Undercroft at 60 Church Street, Downtown Asheville. After worship and the Holy Eucharist, we have a meal for everyone, provided by various Episcopal parishes. Also open during meal time is the…

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COA Partners with Asheville Youth Mission!

We are so excited to be partnering with Asheville Youth Mission! We have been hosting youth groups and college groups for the past couple of months at our Bible Studies every Monday morning. We have so appreciate their presence, their sweet spirit, and their help in the clothing closet!! To learn more about Asheville Youth…

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Read Our Spring Newsletter!

COA Spring Newsletter Church of the Advocate sent out our first newsletter in March! We will be sending out one every quarter. We will continue to do the next couple of newsletters via post, but will transition into an all email newsletter. If you would like to receive our letter, please comment and we will…

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Cottage Industries Project Results

Read COTA Cottage Industries Project Results Preliminary Study results from a 2.5 year, two-phased psychological and social history assessment as well as the identification of talent and self esteem measures of 100 adults from The Advocate and Asheville street population are now available. The study conducted by The Rev. Dr. Hamilton Fuller and Dr. Amy O’Neill,…

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COTA Cottage Industries Project 2011-2013

Preliminary Study results from a 2.5 year, two-phased psychological and social history assessment as well as the identification of talent and self esteem measures of 100 adults from The Advocate and Asheville street population are now available. The study conducted by The Rev. Dr. Hamilton Fuller and Dr. Amy O’Neill, clinical psychologist, is an effort to better…

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Help Make Christmas A Special Occasion at Church of the Advocate!

We are busy preparing for the annual Holiday Party on Sunday, December 22nd, when we share food, fellowship, and much-needed and appreciated gifts with those in our community who are grateful for even the most basic necessities. We hope you will continue to be part of this holy and joyous event and will bless us…

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